INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ...... 58 6 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power ............................................................................................................. 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ...... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time........... 14 Nomenclature ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Quick Start Guide .......................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash.......................................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .... 40 Formatting the Card............. 4 Chapters ..................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits........................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................................. 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................................................................................................................................................................. 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ...................................................................................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance......Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List....................................................... 35 Basic Operation .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language....... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups .................................. 10 Handling Precautions ........ 50 3 Shooting Landscapes..................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques............................................................................................................................................................... 55 x Image Playback.................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ......................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.................................. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.................................................

...................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...............................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..............................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer....................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..............................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.....................70 j Using the Self-timer ........................................................94 Setting the Color Space ....................62 D Using the Built-in Flash .......................97 A FE Lock..................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing................................................................................96 A AE Lock .....................82 a: Manual Exposure.........................................................................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .........................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality......................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ............................98 B: Setting the White Balance .99 2 White Balance Correction...........72 A Selecting a Picture Style .............75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ....................................................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...........................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .........................80 Depth of Field Preview ................................................................................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..........69 i Continuous Shooting ..........................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .........................68 MF: Manual Focusing ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................106 7 ..........................................................................................................................................

...... 124 Shooting Function Settings ............................................................................................................................................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly.................................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.. 160 k Playing Movies ......................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ......... 146 Setting the Flash ..... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies....................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ............ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .......................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ............................................. 156 u/y Magnified View ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ................................................................................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .......................................................................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings .................................................................. 164 8 ............................. 113 Focusing Manually......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ...................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color......................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings..................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ......................................... 138 Card Reminder .. 142 B Checking Camera Settings....................................................................................... 139 File Numbering Methods ........................................................................................................ 138 Silencing the Beeper .................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .............................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ...................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .........................................................

......................................178 Trimming the Image .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................218 Error Codes...............................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.....................................................192 Registering My Menu .............202 Using a Household Power Outlet ................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ....................................................................................204 External Speedlites ........................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ........................................................167 K Protecting Images ..............................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ....................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ....................................212 System Map .........................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .............210 Menu Settings ................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information..173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print .............................................................................................................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide..................................................................170 L Erasing Images .....................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...................224 Specifications ............................................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display ............................................................................................................................................................................176 wPrinting.................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ...............203 Remote Control Shooting.....................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .........................190 Custom Function Settings ..............................................225 Index ..........................................................................

Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.45 .108 (A Live View shooting) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 62. 53. 64 (D Flash photography) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.46.50.

175 (Direct printing) 11 . 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 1) p.156 (H Index display) p.170 (K Image protect) p.72 (73. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.53.171 (L Delete) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.58 (x Playback) p. 83.167 (Video OUT) p.72 (76.68 (S AF point selection) p.

This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. and focusing screen. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. For stubborn dirt. dry. To prevent condensation. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. do not use the camera. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If there is condensation. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. card and battery from the camera. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Even while the camera is in storage. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. remove the lens.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. reflex mirror. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. test all its functions before using it. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. viewfinder. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If condensation forms on the camera. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. 12 . Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. well-ventilated location. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth.

attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.01% or less pixels. Store the card in a case.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. or wet the card. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. dusty. They do not affect the images recorded. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. Although this is not a malfunction. note the following: Do not drop. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. or vibration.. or humid locations. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Live View shooting. In low or high temperatures. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. the camera may become hot. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. physical shock. bend. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. are not a malfunction. Do not store the card in hot. 13 . Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. or magnet. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Do not subject it to excessive force. It will return to normal at room temperature. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. speakers. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting.99% effective pixels. However. etc. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set.

Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. (p. (p.26) To charge the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.31) With the card’s label facing you. see page 24. see page 29. Set the power switch to <1>. Attach the lens. insert it into the slot.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. . (p. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.

Take the picture. (p. (p. see page 107. 2 sec. Focus the subject.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. (p. on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway.171).Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. the built-in flash will popup automatically.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. If necessary. Review the picture. To display the image again. To delete an image.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. (p. see “Erasing Images” (p.58). and the camera will focus the subject.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. 15 . press the <x> button (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.69.231) Focus mode switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.69.231) Zoom ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Contacts (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Lens mount index (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Hood mount (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom position index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.33) 21 .

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205).Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.

recharging in low temperatures (6°C . It takes approx. 24 . Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. attach the battery securely. As shown in the illustration.10°C / 43°F . follow the above procedure in reverse. the full-charge lamp will turn green. To detach the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. For safety reasons. 2 Attach the battery. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. When the battery is fully recharged.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours).

If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. If necessary. a small amount of power current is released. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. 25 . Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. remove the battery. Purchase a new battery. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. After recharging the battery. Even during storage. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. When not using the camera. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only.

the hinge might break. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Otherwise.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 2 Insert the battery.until it snaps shut. 26 . After opening the battery compartment cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 3 Close the cover. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. be careful not to swing it back further. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. To prevent short circuiting.

You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. see page 29 to set the date/time..37).Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the <f> icon might not be displayed.. Set to this position when not using the camera. Even during the sensor cleaning.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. <1> : The camera turns on. This is normal and not a problem. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. During the sensor cleaning. 27 . About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. [Recording . About Auto Power Off To save battery power.139). To turn on the camera again. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. the LCD monitor will display <f>. just press the shutter button halfway (p. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.

the number of possible shots may be lower. no Live View shooting. 550 shots Approx. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. x : Battery level is slightly down. n : Battery must be recharged. 270 shots with 50% flash use. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 470 shots without flash use and approx. but adequate power remains. Depending on the lens used. see page 109. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Using the LCD monitor often. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. 470 shots Approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 28 . For battery life with Live View shooting. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>.

the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Press then press <0>. the 3 SetPress date and time. 29 . 1 Display the menu. the date/time might be reset. set the date/time again. then press <0>. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. If this happens. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset.) setting. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Be sure to set the correct date/time. (Returns to b.to select the the <U> key date or time number. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Under 2 Time]. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. the [6] tab. then press <0>. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to set the number.

select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. tab. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. the the <V> key to select language. The interface language will change. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress desired language. 30 .

Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. etc. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. 3 Close the cover.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).138). face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. image-recording quality. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 31 .and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the card. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. ISO speed. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you set the power switch to <1>.

Check that “Recording. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. remove and reinstall the card.140).42). If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. then open the cover. If the error persists. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. The card may then return to normal. card. being erased. the 2 Remove pushcard. never do any of the following. Set the power switch to <2>. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. It may also damage the card or camera. • Shaking or banging the camera around. then let go. 32 . Doing so may damage the image data. Make sure the access lamp is off. If the card already contains recorded images.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. use a different card.. Pull the card straight out. then close the cover. Gently in the The card will stick out. • Opening the card slot cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. • Removing the battery. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. When the access lamp is lit or blinking..” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. or data is being transferred. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor.

Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. do it in a place with minimal dust.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. When storing the camera without a lens attached. autofocus will not operate. 4 Remove the front lens cap. 33 . Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Red index lens. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. lens. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.88 x 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. do not touch the rotating part.6x. then detach it.59 in.42 x 0. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.94 in.) 34 . Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.9 mm / 0. Turn the lens until it stops. If you want to zoom. Image sensor size (22. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.3 x 14. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. do it before focusing.

* IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.5-5. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. picture. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. However. The Image Stabilizer will operate. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. 35 . camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer.

Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 5. 2. 4. 6. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. see page 107. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. place one foot in front of the other. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 36 . Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. sold separately) is recommended. To maintain a stable stance. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 3. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger.

• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Even during the menu display. 37 . You can press the shutter button halfway. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. and image recording. To prevent camera shake. then slowly press the shutter button completely. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. image playback. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. It can cause blurred pictures.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

This is called the Quick Control screen. the 2 SetPress desired setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. press the <Q> button. 38 . the the <S> key to select function to be set. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). you can select certain drive modes (p. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.72). 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. When the shooting settings are displayed.70) and the imagerecording quality (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

75) White balance (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p. <0> 39 .88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.72) Picture Style (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. select the function and press <0>. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.99) ISO speed (p.103) Drive mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.86) AF mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.

etc. use the <M> button. and <0> button on the camera back. date/time. <S> cross keys. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . While looking at the LCD monitor. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. tab. 5 SetPress desired set it. Press the <M> button to display the menu.) The current setting is indicated in blue. 4 Select the setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. then press <0>.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. item. the setting. <0> to setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. A list of menu functions is on page 212.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 41 .

. then select [OK]. press <0>. Select [OK]. For low-level formatting. then press <0>. format the card with the camera. the menu will reappear. before formatting the card. select [Format]. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. When the card is formatted.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. transfer the images to a computer. Even protected images will be erased. then The card will be formatted. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. 42 . Under the [5] tab. all images and data in the card will be erased. 2 Format the card. When the formatting is completed. If necessary. 1 Select [Format]. etc.

Then format the card with the camera.224). The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. A card-related error is displayed (p. When discarding the card. only the file management information is changed. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. the software in the card must be installed in your computer.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Even in this case. The actual data is not completely erased. 43 . You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. The card is full with images or data. When the card is formatted or data is erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. Before using a new Eye-Fi card.

44 . Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. menu screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below.17. image. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. the display-off sensor (p. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. In such a case. etc. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Appears when you press the <x> button. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. If this happens. the LCD monitor might turn off.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. If a fluorescent light is nearby.

Ba si cZ one 45 . major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.210). With the Basic Zone modes. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. Also.103).

Focus confirmation light picture. halfway. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. you can push it back down with your fingers. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 46 . the built-in flash will popup automatically. All the AF points will be used to focus. If necessary. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. on the LCD monitor. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. If the built-in flash has popped up. 3 Focus the subject. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. At the same time. and generally the closest object will be focused.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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2 Shooting Portraits
The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Under low light. A simple background makes the flower. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you have a zoom lens. use the telephoto end.25m/0. Move to the subject as close as possible. 52 . stand out better. use a macro lens (sold separately). If you are too close to the subject. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.. the built-in flash will fire. To make small things appear much larger.8ft>. With a zoom lens. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. move away from the subject. etc. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.

use the <5> (Sports) mode. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. If focus cannot be achieved. approx.7 shots per sec. 53 . press the shutter button completely. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. 3. continuous shooting (max. Aim the center AF point over the subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Use the center AF point to focus. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. During autofocusing. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Hold the camera steady and shoot. If you hold down the shutter button. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus.

Keep the person within 5 meters/16. 54 . the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. If the self-timer is also used. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.4 feet from the camera. use a tripod to prevent camera shake.4 feet from the camera. Under low light. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. When using a zoom lens. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Also.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background.

The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. 55 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. * CA stands for Creative Auto. However. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. the image-recording quality. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. the 3 SetPress desired setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. see page 56-57. For details about each function. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. depth of field. picture.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. etc. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. color tone (Picture Style). to select You can <S> key the function (7).

the background will look more in focus. If you move it toward the right. it will not be applied. the background might not look so blurred. <D> (Flash on). the background will look more blurred. If you move it toward the right. When flash is used. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the picture will look darker. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. If you want to blur the background.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. 56 . If you set <b> (Flash off).

(p. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.71. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. continuous. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. you can set it for portraits. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. * By pressing <0>. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. landscapes. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.7 frames per second (fps). <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. or black-and-white photos. 57 . By pressing <0>. (5) Single. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.204).

When you press the <x> button. the last captured image will be displayed. the display format will change. image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. see page 155. press the <Y> key. Each time you press the <B> button. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Z> key. 1 Playback the image. For more details on the playback procedure. 58 . To view images starting with the first (oldest) image.

* AE stands for Auto Exposure. to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. 3 59 . you can set various functions and be more creative.

3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 2 Focus the subject.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Then press the shutter button halfway. 4 Take the picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 60 . The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. This is called Program AE. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.

In very low light or very bright light. The functions you can set are limited.64). the built-in flash will not fire automatically.210). built-in flash.62) or use flash (p. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. In bright light (4000 22). 61 . and other functions (p. In the <d> mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. you can change the ISO speed (p. decrease the ISO speed. many functions such the AF mode. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. the program shift will be canceled. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). drive mode. In low light (30" 3. drive mode. After you take the picture. So under low light. as shown in the figure. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.64).62) or use the built-in flash (p. With <d>.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. The program can be shifted. Program shift is not possible with flash.5). You can freely set the AF mode. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.

if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].Fn)] menu. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . In the [7 Custom Functions (C. With “AUTO” selected. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. the ISO speed. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.) may appear. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.192).63). the farther the flash range will be (p. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. In the Basic Zone modes.6400. 62 .1600 1600 .63). 1 Press the <Z> button.64). You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.194). Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.6400 (p. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.400 400 . etc.Fn)] menu. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. dots of light. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. noise (banding.

you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. then press <0>. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. or 3200. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. However. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . Under the [y] tab. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. select [ISO Auto].Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. Therefore. then press <0>.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 800. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. the ISO speed will be set within this range. 200. Select the ISO speed. When “AUTO” is set. 400. in the image’s shooting information. 63 . As indicated below. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. 1600.

6 IS lens 64 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.97 1 .4. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.11 1 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5-5.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 .49 1 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.11 / 3.22 1 .5 . While the flash is recycling. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .21 / 3.5 .61 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 .13 / 3.3.3.34 1 .5 .19 / 3.5 / 3. In the <d> mode.42 / 3.9.5 / 3.5 .138 [Approx.5 .5-5.5 / 3. button halfway.30 / 3.5 / 3.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 / 3.5 / 3.31 1 . picture.5 .5 .5 .5 .5 .2. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. or backlit conditions in daylight.12 1 .1/200 sec.7.5.7.5 . low light.5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 . .15 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.15 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 1 . 1 Press the <D> button.43 1 .6.5 .5 / 3.5 / 3.26 / 3.69 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.17 1 .24 1 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.

By increasing the ISO speed. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. In bright light. Select [Enable]. For flash photography. select [Red-eye reduc. then press <0>. then press <0>. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For best results. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. you can extend the flash range. decrease the ISO speed. take the picture after this display turns off.3 feet away from the subject.]. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. increase the ISO speed. 65 . when you press the shutter button halfway. when the room is well lit. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Then when you press the shutter button completely. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. When you press the shutter button halfway. decrease the ISO speed. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. the picture will be taken. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. Under the [1] tab. or when you go closer to the subject. For important shots. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom).

4 Focus the subject.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. then press <0>. In the Basic Zone modes. 66 . the <ZE> button. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. You can then recompose the shot if desired. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. 1 On the lens. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. When focus is achieved. 2 Press mode] will appear. the camera will focus only once. With evaluative metering (p.86). When you press the shutter button halfway. the focus will be locked. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects.

Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. if the subject starts moving. the subject will be focused continuously. When the AF point selection (p. 67 . With AI Servo AF. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. Also. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. During autofocusing. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. If this occurs. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.202).68) is automatic. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. However. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the beeper will sound softly. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode.

S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Therefore. <s>. <f>. With the <d> (Program AE). automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. all the AF points are active.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. 2 Select the AF point. 68 . 1 Press the <S> button. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the subject. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. and <a> modes. While looking at the viewfinder. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Generally.

To make it easier to focus a moving subject. First use the center AF point to focus. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. the beeper sounds. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. with a fast lens from f/1. select and use the center AF point.0 to f/2. 69 . MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. If it is difficult to focus. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. Also. 2 Focus the subject. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp.8.

The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. 2 Select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. In AI Servo AF mode. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. key to select <i>. 70 . 1 Press the <YiQ> button.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. Flash can also be used. Press the <U> then press <0>. 3 Take the picture.7 shots per sec. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. Since the flash will require recycling time. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. If the [7 Custom Functions (C.

If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. press the <YiQ> button. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. self-timer The remote control can also be used. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. Look through the viewfinder. then press <0>. it may throw off the exposure. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. 3 Take the picture. Q: 10-sec.106) q: 10-sec.58). focus the subject. Two seconds before the picture is taken. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. self-timerN (p. attach the eyepiece cover (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. then press the shutter button completely.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. With <q>. After taking self-timer shots.204) l: 2-sec. 2 Select the self-timer. use focus lock (p. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.205). beeper. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. 71 . To cancel the self-timer after it starts. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. (p.

0 megapixels (8M) Approx.9. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).2 3.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. image size in pixels (****x****). then press <0>.5+6. Select the desired quality. 17. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. card brand.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. Under the [1] tab. the image-recording quality.4 1. ISO 100. 1 Select [Quality].5 megapixels) and the image quality.5 megapixels (4. [Quality] will appear. Custom Functions. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.2 1.0. 17. 4. 8. and Standard Picture Style.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 72 .5M) Approx. then press <0>. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. select [Quality]. ISO speed. * The file size. 17. 8.4 3. or 4.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5 24.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. number of possible shots.1 24.7 2. and other settings. 2 Selectyour reference.

selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.9. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. For details. it might be fewer than indicated. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Other than 1. If 8 is selected. the image quality will be slightly lower.0in. 83 A4 (29.9in.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Even with the same number of pixels. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. 1. or 1+73 is recommended.7cm/16. 14.7cm/7.5x11. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. 73 . When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. 11.3in. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Depending on the shooting conditions.7x21cm/ 1 83.8x3.) you want to crop the image.8x12.8x10cm/5. Or.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. but more images can be saved to the card.7in.7x8. If A3 (42x29. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.0x5.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. the 7 image has higher image quality. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.

1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.JPG for JPEG and . Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .CR2 for RAW).193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. CR2 0001 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 74 . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. JPG File extension 1. Using the provided software is recommended.

[Picture Style] will appear. 75 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Effective for impressive landscapes. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. sharp. then press <0>. The image looks softer. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Picture Style. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.92). you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and very sharp and crisp images. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. By changing the [Color tone] (p. 1 Press the <XA> button. you can adjust the skin tone.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. picture. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. and crisp.

W User Def. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. Other than with 1. etc. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. 76 . make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. For natural colors and subdued images. The image is dull and subdued. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When [Monochrome] is selected.91). and adjust it as desired (p. a Picture Style file. [Landscape].

or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. 77 . The second half of this chapter. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. aperture setting. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively.

picture.5 sec. “0"5” indicates 0. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. the desired shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Also.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. * <s> stands for Time value. However. 78 . 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. and “15"” is 15 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed.

Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. or slower. If the exposure will be too bright. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 1/500 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If this happens. If the exposure will be too dark. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If this happens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. to 1/30 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. 79 . If you use a telephoto lens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 30 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture.

The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. picture. the desired aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. 80 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number.

Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If this happens. Under low light. the narrower the depth of field. but also the lens and subject distance.) shutter speed display will blink. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If this happens. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. On the other hand. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. In such cases. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If the picture will be too dark. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. And the closer the subject. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. 81 . the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the picture will be too bright. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the “30"” (30 sec.

In low light. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. If you are handholding the camera. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. .Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.192). Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. 82 . Using a tripod is recommended.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.112). the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). keep it steady to prevent camera shake. (fixed)] (p.30 sec.

* <a> stands for Manual. You can decide which exposure level to set. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. to 1/30 sec. To set the aperture. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. To set the shutter speed. the exposure level mark will move. With flash. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial. or to bulb. 83 .

later. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. etc. 84 . A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. For bulb exposures. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. 205) is recommended. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.204) for bulb exposures. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. the image might look a little grainy. It can be used to photograph fireworks.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.193).204. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec.

however. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. it means that the subject is too bright. it means that the subject is too dark. The exposure is correct. I want to use flash. A slow shutter speed has been set. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. 3 Take the picture. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Use a tripod to steady the camera. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Decrease the ISO speed.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. Flash can be used. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. the subject. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). Increase the ISO speed. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. 85 .

q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Normally.select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. etc. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. select [Metering mode]. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is for advanced users. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is for advanced users. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. 1 Select [Metering mode]. 86 . the 2 SetPress metering mode. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

/AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. After taking the picture.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. comp. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. 87 . Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops.

comp.<S> key to select [y*]. turn the <6> dial to the left. Press the [Flash exposure comp. To make the flash exposure brighter.89). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. 88 . Select [Flash exp./ AEB] menu (p. setting] option. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo.38).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. turn the <6> dial to the right. After taking the picture. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. comp] (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].149). With the shooting settings displayed. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. 2 Select [y]. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.] will be displayed at the bottom. press the <Q> button (p. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.

/AEB]. and increased exposure. decreased exposure. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Under the [2] tab. You can then choose the best exposure. AEB amount picture./AEB]. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. comp. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. select [Expo. then press <0>. the AEB amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. Press <0> to set it. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. 89 . the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. 90 . the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. With <q> set. and increased exposure. AEB will be applied. decreased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation. you can take three continuous shots. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. etc. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. and increased exposure.57). flash recycling is complete. decreased exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p.

Under the [2] tab. then press <0>.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The Detail set. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. <B> button. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. To customize [Monochrome]. 91 .then press the Select Style. see page 93. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. parameter. 1 Select [Picture Style].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. take test shots. select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects.

The closer it is to G. To increase the color saturation. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted.] in step 3. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. To make it sharper. the blander the image will look. 92 . the more diluted the colors will look. the redder the skin tone will look. the sharper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. set it toward the minus end. To increase the contrast. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to F. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone redder. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. To decrease the color saturation. the softer the image will look. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the F end. set it toward the E end. the crisper the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. To make it less sharp. The closer it is to E.

It can make the image look more impressive. 93 . Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can create a monochrome image in that color. and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look more natural. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The sunset will look more brilliant. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Skin tones and lips will look fine.

A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. or [User Def. then press <0>. 1]. [User Def. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. screen will appear. then press <0>. select the Picture Style here.]. 94 . press With [Picture <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 2]. Style. The Detail set. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 2 Select [User Def. select [Picture Style]. 3]. 3 Press <0>. then press the Select [User Def. Under the [2] tab.*]. Style] selected. <B> button.

*]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. the 6 SetPress parameter. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.144). all the [User Def. then press <0>. 95 . *] and then shoot. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. For details. *]. *] will be displayed in blue. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.

In Basic Zone modes. For normal shooting. then press <0>. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. sRGB is set automatically. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). Adobe RGB. sRGB is recommended.0 (Exif 2. The ICC profile is not appended.21). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 96 .3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.21). 1 Select [Color space]. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. With this camera. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. then [sRGB] press <0>. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. select [Color space]. the color space.0 (Exif 2. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. Under the [2] tab. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.

AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Each time you press the <A> button. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. This is called AE lock. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. Press the shutter button halfway. and take picture. button.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. 97 . q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. then recompose and take the shot. The exposure setting will be displayed.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. It is effective for backlit subjects. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. 1 Focus the subject. it locks the current auto exposure setting.

1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. The flash is fired to take the picture. the <D> icon will blink. Each time you press the <A> button. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. In the viewfinder. <A> button. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. 98 . “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. then press the <A> button. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.

you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. white object should fill the spot metering circle. 1 Photograph a white object. The plain. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Spot metering circle 99 . Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. [White appear. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. You can set any white balance. then press <0>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. The “Approx. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. 2 Select the white balance. In Basic Zone modes. Normally. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <Q> will be set automatically.

then press <0>. then press <0>. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. then press <0>. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. On the dialog screen which appears. 100 . 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. a correct white balance might not be obtained.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. data. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. select [OK] and the data will be imported. it cannot be selected in step 3. Press the <WB> button. Press the <U> key to select <O>.76). The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. 4 Select the custom white balance. When the menu reappears. 2 Select [Custom tab. Instead of a white object. If you do step 3.

and G is green.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. On the upper right. G1 101 . During the white balance correction. then press <0>. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. M is magenta.) Sample setting: A2. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. A is amber. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. B is for blue. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. the correction. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Under the [2] tab. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position.

and 3. During WB bracketing. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. or 1. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. On the right. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. 102 . the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the card will take longer to record the shot. In step 2 for white balance correction. Blue (B) bias.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Green (G) bias. 2. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). and 3. when you turn the <6> dial. 2. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Amber (A) bias. Standard white balance. Magenta (M) bias. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1.

If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. noise might increase. the correction is done when the image is captured. In Basic Zone modes. With JPEG images. If you want a darker exposure. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. 103 . the setting. flash exposure compensation. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer].3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. the image might still come out bright. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. [Standard] is set automatically. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. set this to [Disable] first. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. The default setting is [Standard]. 3 Take the picture. then press <0>. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. For RAW images.

The default setting is [Enable].]. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. then press <0>. correct. screen. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. select [Peripheral illumin. For RAW images. Press the <V> key to select [Enable].]. With JPEG images. then press <0>. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. correct. Under the [1] tab. the four corners of the picture might look darker. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . 3 Take the picture. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. the correction is done when the image is captured.

If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. Depending on shooting conditions. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. For JPEG images already captured. If the lens does not have distance information. In step 2. the correction amount will be lower. noise might appear on the image periphery. the lower the correction amount will be. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. When using a non-Canon lens. 25 lenses. For details. 105 . With EOS Utility (provided software). lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable]. The higher the ISO speed. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. press the transmit button.195). The mirror will swing up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. later. then the picture is taken 2 sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. 1 Focus the subject. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. mirror lockup is effective. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. later. 106 . In such cases. single shooting will take effect. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. When you press the shutter button completely. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. Remote control shooting.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. there will be a shutter-release sound. press the shutter button completely. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. it will go back down automatically. delay. but no picture will be taken. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. the mirror locks up. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. Do not point the camera toward the sun.

For details. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. camera shake can cause blurred images. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. Using a tripod is recommended. This is called “Live View shooting. 107 .

The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 108 . with AF or Before shooting. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. picture. After the image review ends. The image’s field of view is approx.113-120). the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. 2 Focus the subject. 100%. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. focus manual focus (p. Press the <A> button.

Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. there will be two shutter sounds.] to [Enable]. but only one shot will be taken. 30 min. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. do not point the lens toward the sun. set [Live View shoot. 109 . The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). When flash is used. During Live View shooting.

the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. the information display will change. If <g> is blinking.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If flash is used or bulb is set.or bright-light conditions. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. 110 . it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. However. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

1 Press the <Q> button. the AF points will also be displayed.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 111 . The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. drive mode. and AF mode. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. you can also set the white balance. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. In Creative Zone modes. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Picture Style.

or [7 Firmware Ver. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. [7 Clear settings].139). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting.]. In Creative Zone modes. (camera power remains on). the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. [u Live mode] (p.113). 112 . or [Quick mode] (p.204) for Live View shooting. During continuous shooting.114). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.118). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].167. you can display grid lines. Even while the Live View image is displayed. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. 169). p.

press the <L> button. To return the AF point to the center. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. and focus manually (p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. p.114). you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. [u Live mode] (face detection. 113 . select [AF mode]. Select the AF mode. Also. If you want to achieve precise focus. Under [6 Live View function settings]. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. magnify the image. Press the <A> button. and [Quick mode] (p. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. AF point 2 Move the AF point.118). While the Live View image is displayed. 1 Display the Live View image.120). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. The AF point < > will appear.

1 Display the Live View image. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. When a face is detected. Press the <A> button.Using AF to Focus the subject. If multiple faces are detected. 114 . u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. human faces are detected and focused. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. Have the target person face the camera.108). the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. When focus is achieved. <q> will be displayed. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If focus is not achieved. the AF point will turn orange. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. picture.

halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. picture. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. 115 . titled horizontally or diagonally. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. the <p> will be grayed out. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. If the focus is way off. If a face cannot be detected. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. When focus is achieved. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. When you press the <L> button.113). An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.108). then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. If focus is not achieved. the AF point will turn orange. too bright or too dark. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. face detection will not be possible.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. or partially hidden. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.

then take the picture. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. the focus might be off. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. 116 . The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the image will be magnified at the AF point. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. Even when focus has been achieved. In the u Live mode. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If this happens. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. return to the normal view and autofocus. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image.

Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. color. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Extremely small subjects. Night scenes or points of light. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Under a light source whose brightness. 117 . flat surfaces. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). A special effects filter is used. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects strongly reflecting light. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects in low light.

AF point 1 Display the Live View image.66). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <A> button. Although you can focus the target area quickly. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. 118 . using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.<Q> button. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.

119 . picture. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The Live View image will turn off. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.108). You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The AF point used to focus will light in red. and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down.Using AF to Focus the subject. When focus is achieved. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.

To return the magnifying frame to the center. 2 Move the magnifying frame.108). Each time you press the <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. picture. After achieving focus. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the image. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 120 . press the <L> button. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.the magnified image. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.

However. 121 . the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. If you point the camera in a different direction. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. In low light. such as the sun. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the screen might flicker. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. However. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the image quality might degrade. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If the light source within the image changes. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. If this happens. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. When you magnify the image.

122 .191). Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. etc. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. noise (banding.) may appear. the image will be captured in the normal view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. dots of light. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the exposure might not come out as desired. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. During the magnified view. Before taking a long exposure. If you take the picture during magnified view. This is to prevent image degradation.

To check the card’s read/write speed. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. 123 . And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV.

124 . To stop movie shooting. During movie shooting. press <A> again. 3 Shooting the movie. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.167. do not point the lens toward the sun. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. 169). to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. 2 Focus the subject.113-120). When you press the shutter button halfway. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. If necessary. The reflex mirror will make a sound.movie. While the movie is being shot. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 20 min. 125 . 1 hr. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The ISO speed. 40 min. left. press the <S> button.97).126) on the screen’s bottom left. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.16). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. If you use Movie crop. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. you can set the exposure compensation. During movie shooting. the top. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 1 hr. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. shutter speed. and aperture are set automatically. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.5mm dia. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p.16). bottom.. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. size] setting (p.131).

the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. When movie shooting starts. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time.

k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. select exposure]. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. and ISO speed for movie shooting.6400 127 .1/60 sec. The reflex mirror will make a sound. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. .[Movie Under the [o] tab. 3 Select [Manual]. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.1/30 sec. then press <0>. the speed. To set the aperture. Select [Manual]. turn the <6> dial. To set the shutter speed. then press <0>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 .6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . aperture.

you should not zoom while shooting a movie. is recommended. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. The faster the shutter speed. to 1/125 sec. the shooting mode.173). When shooting a movie of a moving subject. will be recorded. and aperture will not be displayed. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. With Auto ISO. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. 128 . Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. shutter speed.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. With manual exposure shooting. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.124). If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. due to the drive of the lens aperture. the movie image might flicker.

The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. 1 sec. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

1 Press the <Q> button.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. and AF mode. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. movierecording size. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. function and set it. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Picture Style. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. the AF points will also be displayed. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. When <f> is selected. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 130 . image-recording quality (for still photos).

). in [Live mode]. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Also. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Still photos cannot be taken. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.). • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. etc.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Russia. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. China. Mexico. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. 131 . The aspect ratio will be 4:3. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. etc. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. : Standard-definition recording quality. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Australia. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. Korea. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Japan. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x.

) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. press the <A> button. 330 MB/min.000 pixels at [640x480]. 330 MB/min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. (A new movie file starts being recorded. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. [u Live mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. To start movie shooting again. However. 132 . AF is possible during movie shooting. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 24 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 59 sec. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. You can select [Live mode]. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 39 min. 12 min. 49 min. 165 MB/min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. AF during k When [Enable] is set. If you autofocus during movie shooting. or [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. and approx. 300.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 1 hr. approx. 49 min.

For AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). press the <w> button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Press the <w> button for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. AE lock is not possible. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. For AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. • AF/AF lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. still photo shooting will take effect. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. p. 133 . Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. While holding down the <w> button. then press the transmit button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. • AE/AF.

6400.5mm dia.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. If [Enable] is set. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. and aperture for movie shooting (p.127). The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.16). 134 . Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. highlight detail will be improved. set this option to [Auto]. shutter speed. you can display grid lines.

If the indicator becomes full. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the movie shooting might stop. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If the card has a fast writing speed. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. 135 . These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. the faster the indicator will climb upward. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward.126) will be displayed in red. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. If you take still photos during movie shooting. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. you should set the IS switch to <2>. First. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The slower the card. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p.

However. turn off the camera. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the image quality may be degraded. When not shooting. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. 169) and shoot a movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. 136 . However. If this happens.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. The image quality of movies is not affected.167. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the sound will be properly recorded. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.

144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.138) Card Reminder (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.153) 7 137 .147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.

then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. select [Beep]. and you cannot release the shutter. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. Under the [1] tab. Select [Disable]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. If [Hold] is set. If [Off] is set. select [Release shutter without card]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable]. During the image review. the image display will end. 138 . Under the [1] tab. select [Image review].

Select the desired power-off time.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. Under the [6] tab. With the adjustment screen displayed. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. When checking the exposure of an image. select [Auto power off]. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. If [Off] has been set. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. To turn on the LCD monitor again.. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. select [LCD brightness]. You can set this auto power-off time. 139 . then press <0>. press the <B> button. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.

select [File numbering]. Select one. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. If you want to use continuous file numbering. Under the [5] tab.JPG. Even after you replace the card. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . The available settings are described below. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. then press <0>. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. then press <0>. You can change how the file number is assigned.

the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. MOV” for movies. you should use a newly-formatted card. Each time you replace the card. When you reset the file numbering manually. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. To restart the file numbering from 0001. For both JPEG and RAW images. If the file number in folder No. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. Replace it with a new card. the file numbering restarts from 0001. and “.CR2” for RAW images.JPG” for JPEG images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. After the manual reset. 999 reaches 9999. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. 141 . the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. “.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. The extension will be “. for example. the file name will start with “IMG_”.

then press <0>. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Use the software provided with the camera instead. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. 142 . : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. On the camera’s LCD monitor.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. The available settings are described below. the image might not rotate for playback. [OnPD] is set. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. It will be rotated. but the image does not rotate during playback. Under the [5] tab. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. In such a case. Select one. Set [OnPD]. then press <0>. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. select [Auto rotate]. Also. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. The setting of this feature can be changed. then playback the image.

150) 143 . press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.138) Auto power off (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.29) Beeper (p.102) Live View shooting (p.146) Date/Time (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.96) WB correction (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the settings.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p.

Select [OK]. select [Clear all camera settings]. desired setting. select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. (C. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all Custom Func.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings.Fn)]. 144 . 1 Select [Clear settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings.

Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

Select [Disable]. then press <0>. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. select [LCD auto off]. 146 . Select the desired color.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. Select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab.

147 . If [Disable] is set. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. setting]. setting] or [External flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. [Flash firing] Normally. select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. The flash functions will be displayed. [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The flash control screen will appear. set this to [Enable]. Select [Flash control]. Under the [1] tab. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. then press <0>. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] The [Built-in flash func.

and [Wireless set. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual.. * For other flash modes. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] and [External flash func. If [2nd curtain] is set. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. 148 . setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. For details. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. This is for advanced users. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself.]. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. If an external Speedlite is attached. Shutter sync. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. Normally. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. and once immediately before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. However. you can also set [Hi-speed]. With 2nd curtain sync. [Zoom].

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. A brush can scratch the sensor. never do any of the following.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. If the power is cut off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. • Opening the battery compartment cover. 154 . having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Clean the sensor with care. If the power is turned off. • Opening the card slot cover. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.

going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. 155 .

Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. the last captured image will be displayed. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. display. 156 . The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 1 Playback the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 4 images and one image displayed. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. 3 Select the image. When you press the <x> button.

select [Date].x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the single-image display. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. On the bottom right. 157 . the jump method and current image location are indicated. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. by jumping. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 1 Select the jump method. press the <V> key. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. then press <0>. select either one to display only movies or stills. To change the jump method. turn the <6> dial. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date.

Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <u> button. To exit the magnified display.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. 1 Magnify the image. 158 . Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. During image playback. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. If you hold down the <u> button. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. The image will be magnified. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.

<0>. To exit and return to the menu. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 3 Rotate the image.142) before taking vertical shots.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. repeat steps 2 and 3. Under the [3] tab. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. 1 Select [Rotate]. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. A movie cannot be rotated. then press <0>. You can also select an image on the index display. 159 . press the <M> button. 2 Select the image. select [Rotate]. you need not rotate the image as described above. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.

You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Playback on a TV set (p. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. 160 . Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.k Enjoying Movies Basically.167. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.

see the PDF file instruction manual. inquire the software maker.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. 161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. For smooth movie playback. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. For details on commercially-available software. use a high-performance personal computer.

3 Pressthe single-image display.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. With the single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. see the next page. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. During movie playback. 162 . you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. press On <0>. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. During the index display. Speaker the movie. Select The movie will start playing. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). then press <0>. <0>.

a single previous frame is displayed. Each time you press <0>. During the single-image display. 2 hr. If you hold down <0>. If you hold down <0>. Each time you press <0>. it will rewind the movie. Displays the movie’s first frame. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. it will fast forward the movie. the movie will play frame-byframe.164). If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. the still photo will be displayed for approx. 1 sec. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. during the movie playback. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 30 min. Displays the movie’s last frame.167.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.) 163 .162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.173). Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 169) to playback a movie. Displays the editing screen (p.

Since the editing is done in 1-sec. To cancel the editing. increments (position indicated by [X]). To save it as a new movie. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. then press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. 164 .X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. select [Overwrite]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. select [New file]. The editing screen will be displayed. Then press <0>. select [X]. If the card does not have enough room. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). [New file] will not be selectable. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 1 On the movie playback screen. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). 4 Save the[W]. After deciding which part to edit out. movie. then press <0>. select [2] and press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. go back to step 2. increments. To change the editing. 3 Check the edited movie. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. press <0>. be edited out. Select The save screen will appear.

Then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. then press <0>. then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. If you selected [iDate]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Slide show]. select [Slide show].

. To pause the slide show. During the slide show. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During movie playback. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. Press then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. 5 Quit the slide show. During auto playback. then press <0>. press the <M> button. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. the key to select [Set up]. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. During pause. 166 . Press <0> again to resume the slide show. During pause. 169. auto power off will not take effect. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. After [Loading image. see pages 167. the slide show will start. For still photos. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. The display time may vary depending on the image. press <0>. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. then press the <M> button.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option.] is displayed. To view the slide show on a TV set..

HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. * Depending on the TV set.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 167 .) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. To playback movies. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. button. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. see page 162. you can change the display format. part of the image displayed might be cut off. By pressing the <B> button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. insert it into the <D> terminal. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. turn off the camera and television.

the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Then press the Enter button. In such a case. then press <0>.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. then press the Enter button. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. 168 . For a slide show. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. then press <0>. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The menu will appear. Select [Enable]. Under the [4] tab. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. When you press the camera’s <x> button. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Press the / button to select an option. When the camera is connected to a TV set. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. image.

(Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. may not operate properly. the images will not be displayed properly. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. and use the camera to control the playback operation. For details. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Certain TV sets. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. 169 . Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. button. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. see page 162. see the TV set’s instruction manual. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.) To playback movies. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. In such a case.

Under the [3] tab. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you format the card (p. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. 170 . To cancel the image protection. the protected images will also be erased. The protect setting screen will appear. only the protected images will remain. Image protect icon protect it. 1 Select [Protect images]. Once an image is protected. then press <0>.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. press the <M> button. The <K> icon will disappear. If you erase all the images (p. To exit the image protection. To erase a protected image. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The menu will reappear. select [Protect images].172).42). you must first cancel the protection. press <0> again. When an image is protected. then press <0>. To protect another image. repeat step 2.

then image displayed will be erased. Protected images (p.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. press <0>.170) will not be erased. Under the [3] tab. The Select [Erase]. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. 3 Erase the image. then press <0>. 2 Press the <L> button. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Once an image is erased. 171 . To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. select [Erase images]. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 1 Select [Erase images]. protect them. it cannot be recovered. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased.

Select [Select and erase then press <0>. To also erase protected images. repeat step 3.L Erasing Images images]. To erase other images. press the <u> button. The selected images will be erased. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. format the card (p. Select [OK]. 172 . press the <I> button. To display the three-image display. 4 Erase the images.42). to be erased. all the images in the card will be erased. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To return to the single-image display. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. The images will be displayed. then press <0>.

recording size <A/B/C>. recording format <D>. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . The most detailed shooting information is shown below. the movie icon <k/ >. 173 . * For movie files.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. <G> will be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images.

the shadow detail will be lost. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the color will be too saturated with no detail. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the darker and less prominent the color. The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the highlight detail will be lost. the respective color information will be lacking.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. If there are too many pixels on the left. green. and blue). the brighter the image. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. 174 . The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the darker the image. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. the brighter and denser the color. If there are too many pixels on the left.

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 .185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. quantity to print. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. etc.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.

5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. up the printer. Some printers may make a beeping sound. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 4 Turn on the printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 2 SetFor details. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 176 . refer to the printer’s instruction manual. see the printer’s instruction manual.

For direct printing. With a fully-charged battery. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. 177 . it indicates a problem with the printer. 4 hours is possible. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. Press <0>. To find out what’s wrong. first turn off the camera and printer. 2. Press the < The image will appear. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Press the <x> button to playback the image. 3. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. do the following: 1.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. select [Print]. 6 Playback thex> button. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. make sure it is fully charged. printing up to approx. Before disconnecting the cable.184). The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Movies cannot be printed. On the print setting screen.

The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. and layout. The paper size. Some settings might not be available. <0>. The paper settings screen will appear. type. 0 2 Press <print>.setting screen will appear. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. type. 178 . and layout you have set are displayed. Starts the printing. For details. Sets the quantity to be printed. Returns to the screen in step 1.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. * Depending on the printer.183). see the printer’s instruction manual. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.180). Sets the paper size. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.then press Select [Paper settings]. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.

shooting mode. then press <0>. shutter speed. 9.185) will be printed. Option to print 2. 16. lens name. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.. exposure compensation amount. If your printer cannot print borderless prints.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. * From the Exif data. etc. the camera name. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. 4. 8. The page layout screen will appear. ISO speed. aperture. The print setting screen will reappear. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. or 20 images on one sheet. white balance. The paper type screen will appear. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. will be imprinted. then press <0>. The print will have no borders. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. the print will have borders. then press <0>. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 179 . The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. On A4 or Letter size paper.

” The printing will differ depending on the printer. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. see the printer’s instruction manual. For details. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. Prints in black-and-white with cool. go to step 5. then press <0>. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. bluish blacks. yellowish blacks. * When you change the printing effects. No automatic correction will be applied. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. If you any printing effects. Select the desired printing effect. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. The image noise is reduced before printing.182).need not set necessary. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. However. then press <0>. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. 180 . Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.

The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Set as necessary. Select <I>. then select [OK].144). With Easy printing. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].183) will not be applied. then press <0>. With Easy printing. Just select the image and press the <l> button. 181 . 7 Start printing. necessary. then press <0>. any trimming (p. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. you can print another image using the same settings. it may take longer to print the image. If image tilt correction (p. To stop the printing. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. (You cannot set the number of copies.) Also. then press <0>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. then press <0>. Set the number of copies. then press <0>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting.183) has been applied. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Set as desired. Select [Print]. all the settings will revert to the default. the number of copies will always be 1. Select <R>.

select the printing effect. you can adjust the [Contrast]. When [On] is set. Red-eye corr. [Saturation]. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. You can then adjust the printing effect. press the <B> button. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. A is amber. the face will be brightened for printing. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.] effects will not show on the screen. When you select [Detail set.]. and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . 182 . If you select [Clear all]. To adjust the [Color balance].255). and [Color balance]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. M is magenta. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast.127) or highlight level (128 . kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. [Color tone]. B is for blue. use the <S> keys. When [On] is set. the red eye will be corrected for printing.

you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. select [Trimming]. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. The smaller the trimming frame.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. When you adjust the image tilt. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. 1 On the print setting screen. position. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 183 .5-degree increments. Do the trimming right before printing. you may have to set the trimming again. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. and aspect ratio. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. the size of the trimming frame will change. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. 2 Set the trimming frame size. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. The print setting screen will reappear. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed.

wPrinting Depending on the printer. If you look at the image on a TV screen. While trimming the image. After fixing the problem. For details on resuming the printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. no paper. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. and check the waste ink tank. see the printer’s instruction manual. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Press <0> to stop printing. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. etc. The smaller you make the trimming frame. 184 . resume printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor.

) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order].] 185 . Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. date imprinting. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>.]. and [File No. [Print type] [Date] [File No. imprinting.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. and file No. select [Print order]. the option as desired. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. Select the desired setting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. [Date]. (They cannot be set individually for each image.

Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. If this happens with your printer.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. both the [Date] and [File No. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. [On] imprints the file No. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. on the print. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Prints both the standard and index prints. select [Sel. the print order may not be possible. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. The print order screen will reappear. Next. Also. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. With [Index] prints. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. depending on the image type.] are set to [On]. 186 . the date or file No. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. 4 Exit the setting. Press the <7> button.

press the <M> button to save the print order to the card.Image Select and order images one by one. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. When using a PictBridge printer. To display the three-image display. press the <u> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. If you specify more than this. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. After completing the print order. If you select [Clear all on card]. 187 . Even if you select “All image”. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <I> button. To return to the single-image display.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. all the images might not be printed. print no more than 400 images for one print order.

[Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. be sure to set the paper size. see page 184. See page 176. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images.180) if necessary. • When you paused the printing. 5 Select [OK]. 2 Under the [3] tab. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 1 Prepare to print. select [Print order].178) Set the printing effects (p.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. Under [Adjust levels]. Depending on the printer. you can easily print images with DPOF. • When you set the index. If a problem occurs during printing. select [Resume]. [Manual] cannot be selected. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. 188 . (p. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. If [Bordered] is set. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Before printing. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5.

You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

Press to select the setting (number). the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. (C. select [Custom Functions (C. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>. 190 .. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. At the bottom of the screen. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.144). Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu.Fn)]. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. setting.Fn)]. Custom Function No.

195 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.196 p. C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.194 p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.194 k k k C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. speed in Av mode p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.195 k C.193 p.) 191 . (Settings are disabled.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. 197 . When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. To verify whether the image is original. the <L> icon will appear.173). the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.

press the <M> button. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then Select press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>. Menu]. the desired items. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. On the confirmation dialog. select [My Menu settings]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 198 . 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. With [z] displayed. press the <V> key to change the order.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Under the [9] tab. You can register up to six items in My Menu. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. To return to the screen in step 2. then press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 3 Registerthe item to be registered.

it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 3 Enter text. then press <0>.] to check the copyright information currently set.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. setting.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. then press <0>. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. Under the [7] tab. Select [Display copyright info. select [Copyright information]. 4 Exit theentering the text. option. The text entry screen will appear. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 199 . press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.

press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry. Entering text In the bottom area. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it. press the <S> key to select a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. 200 . press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.

11 201 . etc. system accessories. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. 202 .48). For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. computer keyboards.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. see page 117. For details.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. solid-color walls.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc.) In such cases.

3 Insert the DC Coupler. the DC cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. After using the camera. 1 Connect the power cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 203 . Close the cover.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.

71). 204 . When focus is achieved. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.4 feet from the camera. During wireless remote control. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. The camera will autofocus. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. delay. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.

1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. eyepiece cover. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. 205 . attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. To prevent this.23) attached to the camera strap. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.

it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. setting].] can be set for [External flash func. 206 .External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . only [Flash exp. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera.] to be set. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. the flash will fire at full output only. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. In other words. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. For detailed instructions. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.147).) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.

207 . Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. shoot in the manual flash mode. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. or slower.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. It might not fire. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. the flash can be fired at full output only. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.

then press <0>. transmission. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. please check with the card manufacturer. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).] to Press <0>. Select [Connection info. select settings]. To set up. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. 208 .]. use of the card is not permitted. Without approval. then press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. 4 Display the connection information. set [Enable].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. please check with the card manufacturer. If you set [Disable]. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). (p. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. then press <0>.

see the card’s instruction manual. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. For details. it may still transmit a signal. airports. During the image transfer. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. If the image transfer does not work. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. auto power off will not take effect.] is set to [Disable]. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. 6 Take the picture. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Because of the transmission function. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed.58). Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. The battery power will be consumed faster. In hospitals. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. 209 . Turn the camera off and on again. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. For transferred images. the Eye-Fi card may become hot.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*4: For autoexposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. [Remote control] can be set. 211 . *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [7] Set-up 3. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. / 8 sec. 2. [y] Shooting 3. 212 .Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. / 4 sec. 1. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.

/ 8 min. 3200 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 800 / Max. / 1 min. / 15 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 400 / Max. 213 . 1600 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. / 4 min.

Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour. sec.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . (C..Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. min.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. month.

comp. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 1 min. Live View function settings 215 . no AE lock / AE/AF. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 30 sec. / 30 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. The [y] Shooting 3. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 16 sec. [7] Set-up 3. / 10 min. the [Expo. Under the [2] tab. WB Shift/BKT.].

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

24). Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.26).26). Press the <B> button (p.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Recharge the battery (p.44). When the image recording is completed. If this happens. 218 . the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.31). If there is a problem with the battery charger. the power will turn off automatically. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>.

Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. set the IS switch to <1>. or focus manually (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.31. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.37. 69). Purchase a new one. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.107.36. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. The camera turns off by itself. The image is out of focus. 219 . 37). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. press the shutter button gently (p. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. the number of possible shots will decrease. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. 123). If the card is full. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. a picture cannot be taken. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. To prevent camera shake. The card is not properly inserted (p.31). If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks.31).24). Auto power off is in effect.33).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 171).

134). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If a card error message is displayed. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. etc. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.193). 220 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. the shutter speed becomes slow. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. When I use the <f> mode with flash. ISO 100 cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. see page 42 or 224. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.194).192). This also applies to movie shooting (p. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. ISO 100 can be set (p. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. or [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.194). [Low]. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If it is set to [Strong]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.134).Fn)] menu.Fn)] menu.). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.

If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.. etc. see the card manufacturer’s Web site.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. This is normal. When a movie is played. The movie shooting terminates by itself. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. To find out the card’s read/write speed. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 59 sec. movie shooting will stop automatically. If the card’s writing speed is slow. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. camera operation noise can be heard. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min.135). If you use flash.109). movie shooting may stop automatically. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. 221 .

40). 222 . use a soft cloth to clean it. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). In low or high temperatures. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. it cannot be erased (p.96). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.170). If the image has been protected. If the LCD monitor is dirty.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. It will return to normal at room temperature. the first character will be an underscore (p. If you use a card which already has images recorded. The file numbering does not start from 0001. The image cannot be erased. Set the color space to sRGB.140). If Adobe RGB is set. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.

169). Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.180). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. No image appears on the TV screen. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. 223 . The card reader does not detect the card.169).29). The correct date and time has not been set (p. In such a case. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.214). If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.167. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.

60. remove and install the battery pack 70. Replace card.13. Card cannot be accessed. or format the card (p. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 42). or use a Canon lens (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. on again or re-install the battery. Operate the power switch. 80 again. write down the error No. 01 02 05 224 . 26) * If the error still persists. an error message will appear. The built-in flash could not be raised. Remove and insert the card again. Turn the camera off and on again. replace the card. Clean the lens contacts.27).31. 50. Operate the power switch (p. Turn the camera off and 30. 171. 42). 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. or format the card (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. erase unnecessary images.27. Follow the onscreen instructions.31. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Operate the power switch (p. If there is a problem with the camera. Countermeasures No. 16).27). 40.Error Codes Error No. 04 Replace the card. Turn the camera off and on again. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 20. Cannot save images because card is full. 10.

Portrait. 4.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. User Def. 17. single-lens reflex. Cloudy. 8. Shade. Tungsten light. 18.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 17. Monochrome.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Manual. White fluorescent light. Landscape. Faithful. 1 . Flash). SDXC memory card 22.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. SDHC memory card. 1.0 JPEG. Neutral.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.3 x 14.3 Auto.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Preset (Daylight.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.

95% Magnification: Approx. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Landscape. aperture-priority AE. Program).or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Sports. Close-up.4 USM lens. AI Servo AF.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. ISO 100 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.5 . Night Portrait. shutter-priority AE.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Portrait.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Creative Auto.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.6400 Auto. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.+1. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.0 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .18 (at 23°C/73°F. depth-of-field AE. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. AI Focus AF. Flash Off. 0.

delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. continuous shooting.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.: 13/43 (ISO 100. self-timer with 10sec. 3 sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . approx. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. auto pop-up flash Guide No. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.. Max.4 USM lens. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . bulb (Total shutter speed range. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. or 2-sec. 3. 34 shots RAW: Approx.) • Flash Retractable. to 1/60 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. delay and 10-sec.7 shots/sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. (Full Auto mode). Available range varies by shooting mode.

60p: 59. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.94 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 25p: 25.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.976 fps.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 330 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 24p: 23.6400 (in whole-stop increments). Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1.00 fps.04 million dots Approx.97 fps.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.4 USM lens. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min. 50p: 50.

histogram). jump by 10 or 100 images. 1. 9-image index. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . 4-image index. Single image + Info (Basic info. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution).5mm dia. by shooting date. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. approx. by movie. detailed info. video/audio OUT. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.5x .

40°C / 32°F .5 x 75. 52 g / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Approx.4 x 55.5 mm / 2.40°C / 32°F . 530 g / 18.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.7 oz.5 mm / 2.40°C / 43°F .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 x 0.1 x 3.8 x 3.4 in.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .2 mm / 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .7 x 1.40°C / 43°F . 82 g / 2. 82 g / 2.6 x 2. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.8 oz.4 in.40°C / 43°F .9 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.3 mm / 5.8 x 97.9 oz.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .1 x 15. 475 g / 16. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.104°F During shooting: 0°C .2 in. Approx. Weight: Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.8 oz. Weight: Approx.7 x 1. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .1 x 3.0 in.

Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. Weight: Approx.82 ft.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.8 in. Weight: Approx. consult the respective lens maker.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .5 x 70 mm / 2.9 x 19.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .0 x 4.45 m / 1.4 x 101 mm / 3.8 in.5-5.6 x 1. 200 g / 7.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .82 ft.4 in. diameter x length: 68. (75 x 112 mm / 3.7 x 2.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . 455 g / 16.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .36 Closest focusing distance: 0. diameter x length: 75.1 oz.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. magnification: 0.2.67 x 45 mm / 8. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.0 in.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.0 oz. (at 0.48 ft.5-5.1 x 5.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. (327 x 503 mm / 12. (From image sensor plane) Max.8 in.25 m / 0.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.49 m / 1. magnification: 0.25 m / 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .61 ft. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.0 x 4. 231 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.3 .

Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.0 and Exif 2. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. in the United States and other countries. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. 232 . a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). HDMI. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. HDMI logo.” * Notice displayed in English as required.. LLC. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”).g.. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. etc.

104°F). and fire. accessories.40°C (32°F . disassemble. .) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. or clothing. heat generation. skin. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. When using flash to photograph an infant. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car.Do not use any batteries. and explosions. keep at least 1 meter away. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • During the recharging. skin.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. chemical leakage. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Also. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. It may impair the person’s vision. It may cause an accident. and accessories not specified in this booklet. . 233 . connecting cables. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks.Do not short-circuit. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. and clothing. Be careful not to get burned in the process. power sources. or emits smoke or fumes. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. follow the safeguards below: . Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. and material damage. consult a physician immediately.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. etc. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. It can cause blindness or skin problems. This is to prevent electrical shock. death. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. If a child swallows the battery. See a physician immediately. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). • If excessive heat. . changes color. remove it immediately. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. . deforms. do not exceed the recharging time. excessive heat. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. smoke.

grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. humid. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may cause injury. • Do not use paint thinner. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. If the surrounding is dusty. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Doing so may damage your vision. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Also do not twist or tie the cords. benzene. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.Do not scratch. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.When unplugging a power plug. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. .Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. follow the safeguards below: .Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. . • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. or oily. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. . • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. check if it is allowed. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. cut. 234 . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. . Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.Always insert the power plug all the way in. Otherwise.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.

For more information about the recycling of this product.canon-europe.European Union (and EEA) only. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.com/environment. Cd = Cadmium. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. e. (EEA: Norway.g. in accordance with the Battery Directive. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. waste authority. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.. please contact your local city office. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.

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76 Basic Zone modes .............................................. 99 Color tone.................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ..................................... 76............... 64............. 82 Bulb .. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ..................... 134 AEB........20 Battery → Power 237 . 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................or 9-image index display...... 167......80 B B/W (Monochrome)..........67 AI Servo AF..............80 Audio/video OUT....67 Aperture-priority AE . 160......................... 169 Access lamp............. 42 Problem........................................ 52 Color space .............................................................. self-timer ........................71 4............................. 93 Built-in flash.......... 31 Card reminder ........... 224 SD speed class ................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)..... 13..................................... 106 Clear settings ..............................37 Card........................................148 2-sec................................................. 55 Cable ... 96 Color temperature . 138 Black-and-white image .............. 2 Center-weighted average metering ......................................96 AE lock.....................27.... 138 Eye-Fi.........................................148 2nd-curtain sync............. 208 Format........ 143 Camera shake ...... 92 Continuous shooting.............160.................................................................. 92 A A/V OUT........................... 144 Holding the camera........Index 1280x720 ..............131 1920x1080 ......................... 36 Settings display..................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).......................................................................................85 Adobe RGB.............................160.... 3................................................. 70 Contrast.... 123 SDHC/SDXC. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off............................. 84 C C (Creative Auto) ...................... 216 Beeper............................................................131 1st-curtain sync...... 169 Camera Camera shake....... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ..... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)..................... 79................................................................ 35 ................45... 31.....156 640x480 ............. 32.................. 112...............................................131 Battery Grip ... 2.97...........32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).............

46 Focus lock ...224 Evaluative metering ............................................... 48 Focus mode switch .................82 Dial............... 72...................141 External Speedlite.................................................................199 Creative Auto ........................190 List. 64 Custom Functions............................... 206 FE lock.............. 77 Digital terminal ............................... 64 External Speedlite.... 42 Frame rate........................... 47................ 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .................................................. 65 Flash exposure compensation ... 131 Full High-Definition.................190 Clear all ...................... 131 Full Auto .........151 E Erase (image) .... 140 File size .................203 Depth-of-field preview...................... 160 D Date/Time ................. 117......... 120 Out of focus ............................................................................................... 69 Focusing AF mode ...................23............................ 147 Red-eye reduction ................... 64 2nd-curtain sync ... 132...................... 71 Dust Delete Data ......... 46 Full HD ....................................98 238 ...........................70...114 Faithful ............................29 DC coupler....................................55 Creative Zone modes .......................................20 Custom Functions.........87 Extension ................................... 206 Eye-Fi card ....................208 Eyepiece cover ...... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)... 147..... 47........................86 Exposure compensation ............ 33........................................... 93 Firmware Ver.............. 131....171 Error codes ......147....... 69........ 117.36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF...................... 149 Effective range ...........................76 FE lock... 48 Format (card initialization).............191 File number ...................................................... ............................................. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ..................... 202 Recompose....................... 194 Beeper .................. 192 Menu setting .......... 56 Flash-sync speed.................................. 88 Flash off . 113 AF point selection ..........................Index Copyright information... 202 Manual focusing.............. 98 Flash exposure compensation............................................................... 148 Built-in flash ....176 Dioptric adjustment ........................... 66........................16.................. 68 AF-assist beam.................................................................. 49. 123... 214 Flash .....................185 Drive mode . 88 Focus confirmation light ................

............................... 155 Menu screen .....................................96 Image Auto playback ......... 62 Auto..................................131...160..................................... 138 Image verification data ..... 44 Image playback.. 167 Highlight alert ............................ 157 L I ICC profile .. 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.............142................................... 151 Image review time .............................................. 72 Index display ............................. 155 Protect .................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .............58.... 104 Live mode (AF).............Index Function availability table........173 Histogram ...................................34 Landscape.174 Index.... 156 ISO speed ...... 72 Jump display .............160.......... 21.................156 Jump display (Image browsing).............. 20 Image-recording quality................170 Rotate ........................... 33 ........ 173 View on TV .....................................................................168 High-Definition .. 160.... 139 Display switching ............ 40 Screen color.......................171 Highlight alert....................... 63 ISO expansion ........................................................................................173 Highlight detail loss ...................................................62......174 Household power ...... 113 239 ......................................................................................................173 Highlight tone priority . 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .............................................. 159 Shooting information........... 13 Auto off...................158 Playback ........ 146 Shooting settings display ........112..157 Magnified view.................................................... 134 H HDMI.......... 146 Brightness adjustment ............. 167 Image area........................................................... 51............210 Image dust prevention...... 18 Lens.............................................................................................. 30 LCD monitor ............................... 63 G Grid display ......35 Attaching/Detaching ........ 58................165 Erase .... 75 Language selection .................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .203 J JPEG .110........................ 197 Image Zone .............

...........83............................................ 131 Manual exposure shooting..............................................................................69..... 162 Recording size ....... 167 My Menu .................. 131 Playback ...............86 Metering timer...... 193 Nomenclature...... 198 N Neutral.............................. 195 Mode Dial........................................................ 66 One-Shot AF ........................... 132 Shooting...........................................22 NTSC ................................................................... 120 Microphone .............107 Focusing................20 Monochrome...... 131 Recording time.................................................................................................... 160...... 76 Night Portrait ................................................. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed . 120 Maximum burst ........ 132 Frame rate .........................42... 160 File size............... 16 ........ 134 MF (Manual focusing) . 43 M M (Manual exposure).. 127 Movie crop ..................218 Manual exposure ..... 164 Enjoying ...............................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ..40 Metering mode............120........... 127 Manual focusing...... 131............198 Setting operation ..........112 Possible shots ....................................... 193 Long exposure .................................... 60 PAL................................ 66 P P (Program AE)......................................113 Grid display ..........................112........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format............83 Magnified view ..........212 My Menu....106.............................................................Index Live View shooting............................................. 54 Night scene ......................................... 131.... 123 Sound recording .............................. 158 Malfunction ................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ......................................... 70.....76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .... 134 Still photo shooting................................ 129 View on TV ...... 74..........69.......................... 84...........134 Mirror lockup ....... 214 240 ..

.......... 54..........................75 User defined ........................................ 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .........179 Print Order (DPOF).................. 71 Sensor cleaning...................................................................28 Household power.....................175 Picture Style Adjustment....94 Pixels ..................................................27..........................27 Printing............... 72 .38 Quick Control screen .........................28...................................74 Recharge........................................................................................................... 92 Shooting information display ..................60 Program shift ... 65 Release shutter without card..........91 Selection.................Index Paper settings (printing)... 110................ 233 Saturation ..183 Trimming.................................72 Playback ................................. 75 Possible shots...178 Partial metering........185 Printing effects ............................. 126......................................................... 93 Sharpness ......................... 142........24 Switch ..................................... 159 S Safety warnings..... 57......... 27...74 RAW+JPEG. 72 .........................28.......................................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer . 155 Portrait .........183 Program AE .................. 204 Revert to default settings......................... 144 Rotate (image)...118 241 ..........................179 Paper settings.......................................... 24 Red-eye reduction .......58.....................................................86 Peripheral illumination correction .. 109 Power Auto power off ......................38 Quick mode (AF)....................61 Protect (image erase-protection)...170 R RAW ........................................... 109 Recharge ..... 31 Remote control shooting.50...104 PictBridge............... 150.176 Page layout....... 133............................. 182 Tilt correction .. 153 Sepia (Monochrome)....203 Possible shots .......180......... 139 Battery check................................................................ 71.....

............83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .....18 Shutter button .................................................................183 242 ..............................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ...................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ................ 100 T Tone priority ................51 4 (Close-up) ...85 M (Manual exposure) ..................78 Slide show .........................................82 Strap .............Index Shooting mode..........................................93 Trimming (printing)......46 7 (Flash Off) ..........134 Speaker... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ..............................................53 6 (Night Portrait) ........216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .............................. 19 Dioptric adjustment .................................................. 99 Personal......................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).............................................................50 3 (Landscape) ..........123 Shooting settings display ......53 Spot metering.......162 Sports.......52 5 (Sports)............................................. 78 V Video system............... 101 Custom ........................................................37 Shutter-priority AE .......194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ............... 169..86 sRGB .................................................................55 1 (Full Auto). 99 Bracketing..................................................................... 160.................60 C (Creative Auto) ..........................96 Standard ....................................75 Stopped-down aperture .......................................................................................78 P (Program AE) ...................165 Sound recording ............................54 k (Movie shooting).............49 2 (Portrait) ............ 214 View on TV..........................23 System map................... 102 Correction .................................................... 167 Viewfinder ...........

i Drive Mode ...............p......S AF Point ......................Picture Style .....249 p...........252 p....Image Playback .....250 p........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .......245 p..........247 p...............p...............f: Aperture-priority AE.259 243 ....................252 p...Custom Functions ....Using the Built-in Flash..E: AF Mode..........Image-recording Quality .......246 p.246 p.......Creative Zone Modes ...256 Installing the Software ....Nomenclature ......Q Quick Control Screen .250 p....254 p....250 p............250 p.....................p...............255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..........................254 p......................................d: Program AE ...............249 p...A Live View Shooting........Basic Zone Modes ..s: Shutter-priority AE ........k Shooting Movies ...............244 p.253 p..........251 p.....Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..p...251 p...............Z: ISO Speed ..

Press the <U> key to select the tab. 2.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 4. After setting the item. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. Press <0> to display the setting. press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. The Quick Control screen will appear. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button. 245 . then turn the <6> dial to set it. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.

Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the quality. see the camera’s instruction manual. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. 246 . For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful).

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then press the <S> key to select the function. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. and the camera does the rest. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. 249 . You just press the shutter button. then shoot. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash.) Press the <Q> button.

turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 . then focus the subject. If the aperture display blinks. then focus the subject. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. The aperture will be set automatically. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. If the shutter speed display blinks.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways.

then press <0>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. 251 . Press the <ZE> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.

When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . then press <0>. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When “AUTO” is selected. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 180 shots 253 .Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To change the Live View settings.

Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting. press <A> again. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. 256 .Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer.

uninstall the software. 4 Click [Restart]. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. If not necessary. remove the CD. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 5 Once your computer has restarted. the window for Step 4 appears. The software will not be installed correctly. To download images from the cameras.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 257 . B When installation ends. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).

When installation ends. uninstall the software. 258 . “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 5 Remove the CD. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. To download images from the cameras. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. On your computer’s desktop.4 . If not necessary.10. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Finish]. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.

259 . Then select your language. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. To save the PDF manual to your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files. Double-click on the CD icon. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.pdf files. 3 Double-click the START. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 2 Open the CD. 2 Open the CD. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Then select your language. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.

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